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Andrew Ellison to be ordained deacon at St. Alban’s

God willing and the people consenting, Andrew Ellison will be ordained as a deacon at 7 pm on Wednesday, December 16 at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, meeting in Theatre Arlington. Ellison was born and raised in the DFW metroplex. He graduated from Texas Tech University in 2007, studying Sociology. He worked for a company that provided services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Ellison has been married to his high school sweetheart, Casie Ellison, for 8 years. They have three children…

The Longest Night – a service of remembrance on December 19

St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Keller/Southlake invites you to a service of remembrance, The Longest Night, at 5 pm on December 19, 2015. The holidays are often the loneliest time of the year for those who have experienced recent loss in their lives. These losses can be the death of a loved one, loss of a job, divorce, death of a dear pet, loss of health, or any of the other losses people deal with. The Longest Night service allows us to grieve…

Lutherans host forum on gun laws in relation to houses of worship

Are you wondering how the recently passed Texas gun laws may affect churches and other houses of worship? Our Lutheran neighbors in the Northern Texas – Northern Louisiana Mission Area of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) are hosting a forum, “Weapons in Worship?” to address some of these questions. The event is Tuesday, December 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Mission Center at Briarwood, located in Argyle. Registration to attend in person is $12…

Trinity to celebrate with Lutheran neighbors for Thanksgiving

Trinity Episcopal Church will join with five neighboring Lutheran churches for a Thanksgiving Eve Service this year. Trinity will join with five area Lutheran churches: Faith, Grace, St. Matthew’s, San Gabriel and Trinity Lutheran. Trinity will host the service, scheduled for Wednesday, November 25 at 7:00 pm. After the service, attendees will gather in the Parish Hall at Trinity for a pie potluck. If you would like to bring a pie, Trinity has a sign-up sheet. All are welcome!

Prayers in response to violence in France

The Rev. Bob Gross, chaplain to the 2015 Diocesan Convention, offered prayers in response to the violence in France during Morning Prayers at convention on Saturday, November 14, 2015, at the Botanic Garden Center. The Litany is from a prayer service written by the Rev. Jennifer Phillips, St. Francis Episcopal Church, Rio Rancho, New Mexico. A Litany for Peace

St. Martin’s cancels community Festival in the Fields on October 31

UPDATED, event cancelled:  With another round of soaking rain moving in to make fields soggy, St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church has cancelled its fourth annual Festival in the Fields community festival on October 31, 2015. The festival was originally scheduled for October 24, but stormy weather forced rescheduling. The festival will not be rescheduled again in 2015. St. Martin-in-the-Fields is a welcoming, growing suburban church that sits between Keller and Southlake. The people of St.Martin’s are eager welcome all from far and wide, for fun and for worship. Map to St.…

Live webcasts of the presiding bishop’s vigil celebration and installation

The Installation of the Rt. Rev. Michael Bruce Curry as the 27th presiding bishop and primate of The Episcopal Church will be Sunday, November 1, 2015, with a vigil service on Saturday, October 31. Curry was elected and confirmed at the 78th General Convention on June 27 in Salt Lake City. According to the Canons of The Episcopal Church, he assumes this role on November 1. Saturday, October 31 All are invited to join a Vigil Celebration and Eucharist, sponsored by the Union…

Men – reflect and explore at a one-day retreat Nov. 7

Join with other men seeking to pursue their spiritual purpose and meaning in an ever-changing world. Trinity Episcopal Church will host a one-day men’s retreat Saturday, November 7 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and encourages men of all ages and stages of life to attend. This gathering will provide time for self-reflection, spiritual exploration, inquiry, group discussion and relationship building. The discussion will focus on topics relevant to men’s lives, while also taking time to enjoy the wonderful beauty of the botanic gardens. A…

Engage with Social Media Sunday on October 25, 2015

When Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to a Wittenberg church door and started discussions that transformed Western Christianity, he was using the social media of 1517 to get the word out about God’s grace to everyone. In 2015, why not use all the tools you have for ministry? Mobile devices and social media are tools many of us have to share and engage our friends and the public with our faith. This Sunday, October 25, 2015, is  Social Media…

All invited to Advent Quiet Day at St. Martin’s, Keller on December 12

Men, women, and teens are invited to spend several hours of reflection on December 12 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in the Keller/Southlake area. Advent Quiet Day offers time during this very busy season that is set apart to stop and rest and be with the Lord. All are welcome to come share this day of intentional silence, meditation, and worship. The day starts with 9:30 am Morning Prayer in the church sanctuary. Lunch will be provided at noon. Please RSVP to…

Save the date for sermon preparation workshop on January 14

Our ELCA brothers and sisters in the Northern Texas – Northern Louisiana Mission Area have invited our clergy to attend a Lent and Easter sermon preparation workshop from  9 am to 4 pm on Thursday, January 14, 2016, at Briarwood Retreat Center, 670 Copper Canyon Rd. Argyle, Texas. Save the date! More information and registration is at http://ntnl.org/preachingworkshop/  

Annette Mayer to be ordained deacon at St. Martin-in-the-Fields

God willing and the people consenting, Annette Mayer will be ordained as a deacon at 7 pm Thursday, October 22 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Keller. All are invited to wear red to celebrate the fire of the Holy Spirit. A reception will follow. Annette grew up in Slidell and New Orleans, Louisiana and moved to Texas in 1975. She worked in dentistry as practice manager for 35 years before returning to school in 2005. She graduated from the…
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Suzi Robertson to be installed as Priest-in-Charge, Good Shepherd, Granbury

God willing,  the Rt. Rev. J. Scott Mayer will install the Rev. Suzi Robertson as the priest in charge of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Granbury, Texas at 7 p.m. on October 6, 2015. Good Shepherd invites all to gather in faith and hope to celebrate the new mutual ministry of the people of their congregation and their new priest-in-charge. A reception will follow the service. This celebration is on the feast day of William Tyndale and Miles Coverdale. Episcopal clergy are invited to vest in cassock, surplice and red stole, and other clergy are…

Transform your congregation’s newcomer ministry

How congregations Invite, welcome, and connect people are vital steps for building healthy, vibrant and growing churches. Several thousand clergy and lay leaders from across the country have attended the dynamic “Invite-Welcome-Connect” training offered by Mary Parmer, a laywoman in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. Congregations that have put its principles into practice have seen sustained and measurable results, as well as new energy and spirit in the congregation. Read more about Parmer and her ministry. Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort…

Here am I; Send Me: The Journey of Jonathan Daniels on October 4

Come to St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Keller and hear the story of Jonathan Myrick Daniels, Episcopal seminarian and civil rights martyr who gave his life so that others might have the right to vote in Alabama. At 12:30 pm Sunday, October 4, the Rev. Judy Upham and the Rev. Lauren Gough will present the award-winning documentary Here am I; Send Me: The Journey of Jonathan Daniels and discuss the 50th anniversary pilgrimage to Selma, which they attended.  Daniels is now…